Monday, November 12, 2007


I love to organize things. That may be a bit of an understatement, but needless to say I could organize all day long. Which is, in fact, precisely what I did today. I had about a foot tall stack of resources that I have collected since I have started in my career- just on autism related info. The new job has added quite a number more. I brought them all home a while ago and they sat on a chair until the perfect moment--or really until I got tired of looking at them.

In any case, today was the day. I had previously gone through them and put them into sub categories, and today I put them all in their little plastic covers. I do have to pat myself on the back, as I had to deal with multiple varieties of plastic sheets as I had a LOT of material to cover-literally and not enough of one kind of sheet protector. Normally I wouldn't have been able to handle differing kinds. I am coming along quite nicely!!

Then came the part where I had to make dividers. Now, no one should really get this excited over dividers, but I do. Yup, It is almost better than se . . .setting the table of course ;) I went to work on the dividers, only to then find out that they weren't quite long enough to stick out and be seen with the plastic sheets, so I had to think on my feet and decide what the next critical move would be. I had run out of binder room and which meant clearly I had to go to Staples to get another binder-3 inch durable view-Blue. Got my binder and looked around for another option for divider tabs, and decided to just go with ones I knew we had tucked away. I longingly looked at the things there were at the store that one could organize with. I didn't buy anything else :( I thought that was a well deserved trip. Now it was back to work. I got home and printed the little suckers and then began painstaking process of printing out covers for the binders and labels for the spines. Both of which I had to do multiple times because I am a perfectionist and they had to be just right-right in time for me to run out of ink. Now, if I were really out of control I would have gone back to said store and gotten a new ink cartridge, but I can only handle one trip a day to the super store.

All in all the binders got done, all 5 of them. I am now separated, tabbed, categorized, color coded, and labeled. I feel like the world can keep on spinning for anther day.

Seriously, I wish I could make a living doing this kind of stuff. Once I make my mind up to do something, I do it very well and I like doing it. I know people do, but I don't even know how one would begin to do that kind of venture.

1 comment:

Jenster said...

I love having things organized, but I'm not big into the actual organizing of things.

It was great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you better AND reading more of your blog. :o)